1. Why would an author choose to present a topic in this manner? Is it more or less effective than presenting it seriously? Explain your response.
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Swift's article was meant to expose the prejudice against the poor Irish and respond to numerous proposals that had already been published with ideas for solving Ireland's economic problems. Swift was making fun of the previously printed proposals and trying to draw attention to the reality of the problems.... as well as the people affected by them.
A Modest Proposal